Small Business Cash Mob Scheduled For Downtown Pottstown

The Pottstown Buy Local Committee invites you to kick-off your LOCAL holiday shopping by joining us for

A POTTSTOWN CASH MOB – Hometown Holiday Style

It’s the perfect time of year to re-establish your dedication to the Pottstown community by embracing the importance of shopping locally FIRST whenever possible!Pottstown has some great small businesses that are striving to become established and/or continue to grow, but they cannot do it without us – their neighbors and their friends!

To participate in this Cash Mob, please visit the PDIDA office located at 17 N. Hanover Street (Pottstown Downtown Improvement District Authority) at the beginning of your shopping (any time from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm) to receive your “Shop Local” cash mob sticker, a map of the Downtown Pottstown Shopping District and detailed instructions on how to play Buy Local’s “Where In The World is Captain Buy Local and Small Biz” game while you shop throughout downtown Pottstown! (There will be prizes!!) When you are finished with your cash mob shopping, please return your game entry with the approximate amount of money spent by you and your family during the Cash Mob to either the PDIDA office or Grumpy’s – 137 East High Street, Pottstown, PA.

*Special offers and holiday treats will be offered to Cash Mob participants throughout the day by various merchants.

**Captain Buy Local and his trusty sidekick Small Biz will be popping in throughout the day to check in on progress of the holiday Cash Mob!!

For more details on holiday events offered in the Downtown Pottstown Shopping District, including the very cool Hometown Holiday Raffle, please visit:www.facebook.com/pdida.pottstown

PS – SPREAD THE WORD!! The Pottstown Buy Local Committee encourages you to invite all of your local friends and family to join in on the “cash mob” fun in Pottstown on Small Business Saturday, November 24, 2012!

Pottstown Buy Local Campaign Gets Off The Ground With Big Results

Captain Buy Local is pleased to announce that the two winning buildings of the May Pottstown School District Buy Local initiative are Barth Elementary with a whopping $17,477 spent locally in May 2012, and Pottstown Senior High School with an incredible $10,773 spent in the Pottstown community within the month of May 2012!!! As a special thank-you to these two buildings for their amazing commitment to supporting the Pottstown community, various downtown restaurants are treating their staff and faculty to lunch this week!

As a thank you to the Administration for coming out of the gate so strong and hitting the first milestone of $250 spent locally – setting the pace for the month-long initiative – all Administration building employees will be receiving a “Buy Local” lunch bag!

The grand total spent during the month of May is $55,065! WOW – mind-blowing!

AND… … because the PSD “Shop Smart.Buy Local.Shop Pottstown” initiative was such a huge successful, Captain Buy Local announced this morning on The Buzz – 1370 am (Pottstown’s very own local radio station extraordinaire) that is now a DISTRICT WIDE WIN!!

That means that for the remaining school days ALL PSD students will have the option to wear school appropriate attire in lieu of the regular mandatory school uniforms, and ALL PSD staff and faculty will have the option of wearing school appropriate shorts or jeans and sneakers!!

How awesome is, Captain Buy Local? He’s the best superhero, bar none!

A huge “thank you” Pottstown School District! You have set an incredible precedence with your commitment, passion and hard-earned dollars! We hope the next Buy Local business to accept our challenge can match your level of community pride and loyalty!